Caudalie is a brand I admittedly adore. There are very few products I've tried I haven't liked and I don't think I've ever hated one either. So whenever I get the chance to try more, I take advantage of it!
However, when I was sent these two, I confess I wasn't sure what to expect... You see, my skin is very sensitive, specially to physical exfoliation, and it had been through a rough sensitivity phase when I introduced a new (stronger) retinol product to my routine.
Nevertheless, I put on my brace face and delved into these. I was extra scared of the scrub - which, if you've ever talked to me about exfoliation, you'll know I'm always actively against, with rare exceptions. Well, the Deep Cleansing Exfoliator* is one of those. The grains are small and fine so they can grant you a proper and more even exfoliation and it's gentle enough to be used by sensitive skin if you don't rub too hard (I never do with any product so that was fine). And my skin felt great afterwards: comfortable, nourished, baby soft and no redness, itching or stinging. I was honestly shocked!
So purifying masks are also something my skin usually reacts to as well... And, as I had scrubbed before, I was extra careful with this Instant Detox Mask*. However, again, no discomfort, no redness (which always occurs to me, even with gentle masks like the Aésop Parsley Seed). Skin was purified, baby-like and fresh.
I also did not see any long term side effects or bad reactions - however, I used them twice so that is still up for debate, but it's looking rather good, I must say. No matter how much I doubted this marriage would work, it just did!
What is your favourite Caudalie product? Tried any of these?